Gender, sexualisation and feminism in Salsa: Interrelations of strong women and sexualisation in the Klang Valley / Santha a/p Chandherasegaran

Chandherasegaran, Santha (2016) Gender, sexualisation and feminism in Salsa: Interrelations of strong women and sexualisation in the Klang Valley / Santha a/p Chandherasegaran. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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    Abstract

    Salsa, a dance that is highly sexualised today as it comprises of sexy and erotic elements has been globally commercialised. The erotic elements in this global salsa is primarily executed by female dancers. This global salsa has spread rapidly in the Klang Valley. This study is carried out in the field of ethnochoreology and attempts to explore the sexualisation of salsa dancing within the context of gender and feminism. The sexualisation of salsa is explored to leverage feminism amongst female participants. An analysis of qualitative research of salsa clubs and studios in the Klang Valley through gender and feminist theories is used in this study. This study offers rich new perspectives of linking sexualisation of salsa in the Klang Valley with power and control as opposed to the sexual objectification of the female body. Keywords: Feminism, Gender, Commercialised, Sexualisation, Erotic, Salsa, Ethnochoreology, Strong Women, Female Body

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Dissertation (M.A.) – Cultural Centre, University of Malaya, 2016.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender, Sexualisation and feminism; Salsa dance
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
    Divisions: Cultural Centre
    Depositing User: Miss Dashini Harikrishnan
    Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2016 10:30
    Last Modified: 28 Sep 2016 10:30
    URI: http://studentsrepo.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6462

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